Volunteer with SCI Portugal: Organic Farming & Fair Trade!

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February 14, 2023


Date: 19 - 30 September

Age: 18 - 30

Description: Help SCI Portugal support local organic farmers and raise awareness of organic farms, organic food, and fair trade. This project is designed to develop skills related to agriculture and, especially, organic farms and environmental preservation. Volunteers will help to run local activities to increase community participation and commitment to organic farming and fair trade at a local level.

Type of Work: Volunteers will be working at an organic farm in the region of Amarante. The work will include participating in training on fair trade and sustainable development and making visits to the most important parts of the city, on a mission to increase support at a local level.

Study Theme: 

  • Development/practice of foreign language;
  • Group dynamics (NFE);
  • ICT tools for media and visibility;
  • Cultural awareness and expression;
  • Organic farming techniques (main task) and Fair-Trade principles;

Accommodation: Participants will live in shared rooms (of 4 people) at Casa da Juventude de Amarante. Participants should bring a sleeping bag. Casa da Juventude de Amarante is located in the city center of Amarante, just 10 minutes walking distance from the bus station, and has its own kitchen, bathrooms, and showers. In terms of food, its youth centre has a restaurant for the volunteers, always taking into consideration the aims of healthy, organic, vegetarian ingredients and fair trade. Laundry services are available and the youth centre has free wi-fi.

Approximate Location: Amarante is a small town in the North of Portugal, in the Porto district (60km from Porto) with 12 thousand inhabitants in the city center. It is quite famous for its culture and wine production, and is only 18km from the Oporto wine region.

Apply for this project, here 

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